Three years ago, the Korean beauty ideal of “glass skin” migrated to the United States. At the time, the idea of skin so translucent and dewy that it looked like glass only seemed achievable with a skin care routines and the accompanying finances needed to purchase them. But according to Alicia Yoon, founder of the K-beauty brand Peach & Lilythe crystal-clear look is more accessible than this, whatever your skin issues.
“There are people, myself included, with eczema who never feel included in a skincare conversation – people who struggle with rosacea, cystic acneand so on,” says Yoon Seduce. “We wanted to bring these outliers into the fold and say glass skin is your healthiest skin, which is for everyone.”
While the $40 moisturizer is suitable for all skin types, Yoon formulated the elixir specifically with those “outliers” in mind by avoiding oils, perfumes, alcohols, and other potential irritants. David Petrillo, a cosmetic chemisteven checked its ingredient list for us and confirms that the product is suitable for everyone.
Although hydrating gels are incredibly light in texture, Yoon has noticed that many don’t deliver as much hydration as they should. To remedy this, the Glass Skin Water-Gel Moisturizer is enriched with nourishing reishi mushrooms and a trio of moisturizing agents. hyaluronic acids, which Petrillo confirms is present in three different molecular forms: hydrolyzed, sodium, and acetylated. The first hydrates the surface of the skin; the second goes further; the third improves water retention which leads to a luminous complexion, he explains.
They are joined by a combination of prebiotics and probioticsincluding Lactobacillus ferment, radish root ferment and Fructo-oligosaccharides. These additions are key to making the moisturizer more suitable for all skin types, as the bacteria in the prebiotics and probiotics strengthen the skin barrier to better fight inflammation, environmental damage and dehydration.
“Some prebiotics encourage specific strains of healthy bacteria, and others increase the diversity of bacteria on your skin, which is really important,” says board-certified dermatologist Whitney Bowe. Seduce. “When you remove that diversity, that’s when you see issues like rosaceaacne, fine lines and discoloration.”
With the winter months upon us, this launch hit me at just the right time. I fall into Yoon’s moisturizing gel lover category looking for more hydration. I applied the moisturizer as the last step in my skincare routine at night and the penultimate, before the sunscreen, in the morning. Either way, the Glass Skin Water-Gel Moisturizer was a delight to apply with the same cooling, water-like glide as other water-gel moisturizers. However, Peach & Lily’s doesn’t instantly disappear into my parched skin. Instead, her hydration locks in for the long haul and leaves behind a glass-like dew.
The moisturizer also works beautifully under makeup, providing a subtle lift. I’m also working hard on two hyperpigmentation spots and am planning on adding the moisturizer from vitamin C — in the form of kiwifruit extract and camu camu — to help alleviate them.
Are you ready to try Peach & Lily Glass Skin Moisturizing Gel for yourself? You can buy it now for $40 on peachandlily.com.
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Originally appeared on Seduce